Degrees and Certifications:
I was raised in Lexington, Nebraska and attend the University of Nebraska where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education with a minor in Physical Education and later a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. After two years of teaching with the Lincoln Public School District, I moved to Arizona in 1998 and began teaching in the Tempe Union High School District at Desert Vista High School in the area of special education. While teaching at Desert Vista, I attended Arizona State University and completed a second Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. The past 11 years, I have served as a District Special Education Coordinator, Activities Assistant Principal, Athletic Director and Registrar all within the district.
I have one child named Madelynn and she attends one of our sister schools within the Tempe Union district. I am excited to return to Desert Vista and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a fabulous staff, as well as, being able to serve the families and community in which I live.